Would you like to represent Australia at the APRSAF Water Rocket Competition in Singapore?
*Applications close Monday 17th October 2011*
After an exciting Water Rocket Competition in Melbourne in 2010, students from around the Asia-Pacific will meet again in Singapore (3rd - 4th December, 2011) to test their skills. The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research is funding one teacher and two students to represent Australia in the competition. VSSEC is managing the selection process and supporting the teams participation in the competition.
Students between 12 and 16 years of age are eligible. Teachers are encouraged to read the APRSAF-18 competition rules and the National competition guidelines carefully and submit their school entry for a chance to participate in this exciting challenge.
The 18th session of the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) will be held in Singapore (6th - 9th December, 2011). This event will be co-hosted by the Singapore Space and Technology Association and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and promotes collaboration between the regions space agencies. To support this objective, and promote awareness of the benefits of space technology, the APRSAF Space Education and Awareness Working Group established a poster design competition for students aged 8 to 11 years, a Water Rocket Event for students aged 12 to 16 years, and a series of Educators Workshops.
In 2008 the APRSAF Space Education and Awareness Working Group established a Water Rocket Wiki to promote the sharing of ideas and resources http://wiki.vssec.vic.edu.au/waterrockets/ Please visit the wiki site and share how you use water rockets to teach science.
Water rocket connectors and launchers are available to purchase through VSSEC. Instructions for making your own launcher and ideas for using rocketry to teach science can be found in the Outreach section of the VSSEC website.